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The Importance of Communication Logs

By Heather Brown
August 26, 2016

Communication is the foundation of a solid and meaningful relationship. Assisted living facility providers and administrators hold a significant communication responsibility. You care for residents on a daily basis. Many times, those residents have family members that check in on them and their care regularly. Communicating with family members is vital to building relationships and ...

Fall Prevention On The Rise

By Heather Brown
March 16, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of adults who have died from falls between the time frame of 2000 and 2013 have more than doubled in numbers from 10,273 to 25,464. More than millions are injured, and the medical costs of falling now run more than $30 billion a year ...

12 Best Balanced Exercises for Seniors and Elderly to Help Prevent Falls

By Heather Brown
June 24, 2015

We take balance for granted though it is an important part of our lives. As we age our balance declines and as many as 45% of the elderly fall annually. They mainly fall because of: Poor vision Weak legs and hips Poor posture that makes it hard for them to stand erect Drug interaction that ...

Tips on Assisting Patient to Stand from Sit

By Heather Brown
February 11, 2015

Many residents in an assistive living facility have some sore of functional mobility limitations.  Some have difficulty moving around in bed, and others may have trouble transferring from sitting to standing or walking without assistance. One of the challenges of working with and caring for assistive living facility residents is ensuring that safety is maintained ...

Tips on Walking with a Patient

By Heather Brown
February 09, 2015

Walking with patients in nursing home, rehabilitation centers, hospitals or any other home care facility can provide healing to the mind and body.  However, there are a handful of safety tips to keep in mind when walking with your patient. Walking Safety Tips  #1 Walking Wheelchair Patients  Before walking a wheelchair patient, make sure the ...

5 Tips On Fall Prevention

By Heather Brown
January 22, 2015

Care is essential for residential communities, assisted living centers, and senior care centers to ensure their elderly residents are safe from injury. Insurance premiums and even liability coverage itself can also be based upon compliance to safety regulations. To make your home away from home safer, have a daily check list: 1. Walking Hazards to ...

Tips on DOs & DON’Ts Wheelchair Transfer

By Heather Brown
January 21, 2015

Wheelchairs provide mobility for the disabled, elderly, injured and ill. However, transferring individuals from their wheelchair to a difference spot to sit or lay down can be done improperly, which potentially could cause serious injury. If your or a love one needs to be transferred from a wheelchair often it is wise to understand the ...

Falls Prevention Training

By Heather Brown
January 20, 2015

Assisted living facilities, can be the safest place for the elderly, disabled or injured to stay when assistance is necessary by a medicinally trained staff.  However, falls are a major common problem in these facilities causing severe injury to the patients living in them. Falls can be avoided by having fall prevention training classes every ...

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